Shaharyar Khan reveals Clarke, Amla possible part of World XI team

Shaharyar Khan reveals Clarke, Amla possible part of World XI team

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Pakistan Television that former Pakistan touring World XI side can feature former Australian captain Michael Clarke and South African batting powerhouse Hashim Amla.

“Andy Flower will be the coach of the touring World XI side,” PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said on Pakistan television, before adding he had “heard that Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, along with New Zealander Luke Ronchi and Australian Tim Paine, are going to be part of the team”.

Pakistan is deprived of international cricket since Sri Lankan team was attacked in Lahore in 2009. Only Zimbabwe toured Pakistan in 2015, but it too did not help the cause of bringing back international cricket in the country.

PCB successfully hosted the final of Pakistan Super League’s second edition that put things back on track a bit and Giles Clarke, head of ICC’s Pakistan task team, came up with a proposal of World XI tour to Pakistan.

PCB is waiting for the security clearance from the Punjab government to host the three-match T20 series against the World XI.

“I have spoken to (the government) but I’m waiting for a final word,” said Khan, “which I am hopeful to receiving in time so that we can make all (required) arrangements for the tour.”